Robert J. Di Lorenzo August 17, 1949 to February 11, 2011
by Robert Di Lorenzo
Robert J. Di Lorenzo
Retired US Army
E - 4 SPC
My father was born in Brooklyn, NY to his parent's, Salvatore and Marie Di Lorenzo, on August 17, 1949. He had 6 brother's and 1 sister. Growning up he alway's had good grade's in school and was very active in sport's.
After graduating high school in Bethpage, NY, he joined the Army for a 4 year term where he recieved various award's and metal's. Unfortunately, he was injured in Vietnam and left blind with 20/400 vision. ( Light and shadow object perception ). He was medically dischrged with full benefits at the rank of E-4 Specialist.
Being blind didn't stop my father. No.. He movd his family to Tennessee and opened his own locksmith business and joined the Hendersonville, TN Lions club which he later became President of. He worked with various Country artist's such as Conway Twitty and the Oak Ridge Boys to set up fundraiser's like the circus.
After my parents divorce, they remained friends and spoke often. Dad moved to California in 1997 and later re-married to his now wife, Livey.
My father leave's behind a wife, 4 kid's, 10 grandkid's, and many friends and family that will forever miss and love him.
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